Written by Beril Naz Hassan Friday 24 March 2023
Amid the hustle and bustle of our daily lives, nothing sounds better than a holiday that is *actually* relaxing. Think fresh, unpolluted air, birds chirping, and vistas that make your heart skip a beat. Sounds a lot better than blaring sirens and rush-hour subway rides, right?
If peace and quiet are exactly what you’re looking for then today is your lucky day, as holiday booking platform Travelbag has revealed the world’s most tranquil cities.
The number one spot on their list went to Juneau, Alaska. With an air quality score of 100 percent, the charming city offers visitors the chance to reconnect with nature. Whether you choose to canoe around Mendenhall Lake or go on one of the 60 walking trails, one thing is for sure: you and mother nature will be firm friends by the end of your trip.
The second most tranquil city in the world was found to be New Zealand’s beautiful capital, Wellington. Known for its lush green hills, amazing air quality, and impressive lack of noise and light pollution, Wellington has all the perks of a great city break, with lots of added nature.
New Zealand is clearly heaven on earth because the third place on the list went to Auckland. Nestled in the North Island, Auckland has 700 walking trails, an extinct volcano, and beaches that look like they are too good to be true.
Here are the top 10 most tranquil cities in the world:
- Juneau, Alaska
- Wellington, New Zealand
- Auckland, New Zealand
- Perth, Australia
- Melbourne, Australia
- Sydney, Australia
- Atlanta, Georgia
- Phuket, Thailand
- Dallas, Texas
- Vancouver, Canada
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- Beril Naz Hassan Writer, Time Out Travel